Ski Jumping - Winter Olympics Day 3

Powerful Women Olympians

Skilled. Fearless. Inspiring. Fierce. We cheer them all.

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World-class sporting events take place every day, all over the globe. But every four years, the one competition that really matters ― the Olympics ― brings together the best of the best, giving fans the chance to cheer exploits that, to us mere mortals, feel impossible. Here, the tough, supremely talented, never-say-die women competing in the Winter Olympics in Korea ― athletes alive in the moment, making memories for us all. (Above: Julia Kykkanen of Finland soars during the normal hill individual ski jumping final, February 12, 2018.)

Pointing Ahead to History MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty ImagesPointing Ahead to HistoryNetherlands' speed-skating legend Ireen Wust competes in the women's 1,500m speed skating event on February 12, 2018. The 31-year-old Wust went on to win gold, her tenth career Olympic medal, thus becoming the all-time Olympic medal leader in her sport.
Red Star Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesRed StarRussian skater Alina Zagitova, all of 15 years old, competes in the team event free skate on February 12, 2018. She won by 20 points, coming close to breaking teammate Evgenia Medvedeva's record point total for the event. Uphill All the Way Clive Mason/Getty ImagesUphill All the WayA determined Charlotte Kalla of Sweden on her way to winning the gold medal in the cross-country women's skiathlon in Pyeongchang. Gunning for Gold Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesGunning for GoldLaura Dahlmeier of Germany celebrates winning gold in the women's biathlon 10km pursuit at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, February 12, 2018.
Red, White, Blue and Gold Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesRed, White, Blue and GoldJamie Anderson celebrates winning the gold medal in the snowboard slopestyle event, February 12, 2018. Roar XIN LI/Getty ImagesRoarMirai Nagasu knows how well she just performed in the team event ladies single free skating in Pyeongchang. During her routine, Nagasu became the first American woman ever to land a triple axel in Olympic competition, helping lift Team USA to a bronze medal.
Loaded FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty ImagesLoadedSweden's Elisabeth Hoegberg focuses like a laser at the shooting range in the women's 10km pursuit biathlon in Pyeongchang. It's Good to Have Goals Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesIt's Good to Have GoalsKelly Pannek (USA) slides past the net in the second period of the United States' 3-1 preliminary-round win over Finland on February 11, 2018 in South Korea. Break on Through MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty ImagesBreak on ThroughFrance's Perrine Laffont competes in the women's moguls final in Pyeongchang, February 11, 2018.
Sibling Symmetry Richard Heathcote/Getty ImagesSibling SymmetryMaia Shibutani and her brother Alex of the U.S. compete in the figure skating team event ice dance on February 12, 2018 in South Korea.
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